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January 1943

War Medicine: A Symposium.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;37(1):144-145. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670030151012

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Abstract

This book represents an honest attempt to gather under one cover the "cream" of a vast volume of literature dealing with war medicine in all its phases which has appeared during the past three or four years. The editors have succeeded fairly well, although much, of course, had to be omitted. A whole series, encyclopedic in size, would be required to cover the subject in its entirety. Moreover, every day adds to knowledge of this all-engrossing and important matter.

The table of contents comprises three main divisions: surgery, aviation and naval medicine, and general medicine. To begin with, every physician should, indeed must, read the chapter on "War Wounds," by Dr. John J. Moorhead, page 24. In approximately 10,000 words Dr. Moorhead has put into a delectable capsule about all the theoretic (and practical) knowledge which might be helpful in a "refresher" course. It is a working outline covering the

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